by Becky Bohrer
The Associated Press
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
JUNEAU, Alaska -- Federal regulators have denied a request by Yukon Pacific Co. to again give it more time build a liquefied natural gas plant in south-central Alaska.
The denial by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission creates new questions about the prospects for an LNG option as proposals to build a major pipeline that would carry natural gas from the North Slope to domestic or overseas markets are shopped around.
The commission, in its denial letter last week, said environmental and regulatory standards have changed since the company first obtained a permit in 1995, and those issues need to be addressed.